13 de diciembre de 2019

Coastal Commission approves 8 toad pools and habitat restoration at Crystal Cove State Park.

When it came time Thursday to approve development of eight pools to provide seasonal homes for toads, the California Coastal Commission hopped to it.

https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2019-12-12/coastal-commission-approves-eight-toad-pools-and-habitat-restoration-at-crystal-cove-state-park?_amp=true

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11 de diciembre de 2019

Tweaking the approach to save the desert tortoise.

“Increase the size, increase the survival” is the premise behind head-starting—raising an at-risk species in captivity until it is large enough to be less vulnerable to predators after release into the wild. But research conducted by University of Georgia scientists in California’s Mojave Desert reveals larger size alone is not enough to save the desert tortoise from predator attacks.

https://news.uga.edu/tweaking-approach-save-desert-tortoises/

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03 de diciembre de 2019

California red-legged frog delays South SLO County Sanitary District remodel.

The South SLO County Sanitation District members are working to upgrade the nearly 50 year old facility, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is concerned construction could impact the California red-legged frog, a species on the verge of being endangered.

https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/california-red-legged-frog-delays-south-slo-county-sanitary-district-remodel?_amp=true

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28 de noviembre de 2019

Which Bay Area Salamander Are You?

Ahh yes, salamanders. The under-appreciated amphibians, second to their more well-known and vocal (if slightly obnoxious) cousin the frog. For these slimy critters, existence under the forest floor or in murky bodies of water often hides them from even the most enthusiastic of hikers. This is true even in the Bay Area, despite the droves of people who go out into our many parks on the weekends. Nevertheless, the relatively urban Bay contains a surprising diversity of salamander species, each with their own flair! Read below to find out more about our Bay Area salamanders, and see if any of their unique personalities resonate with you.

https://baynature.org/2019/11/27/which-bay-area-salamander-are-you/

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06 de noviembre de 2019

Snake fungal disease confirmed in California for 1st time

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says Wednesday testing confirmed the disease in an emaciated California kingsnake found in Amador County. The snake was euthanized.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/story/2019-11-06/snake-fungal-disease-confirmed-in-california-for-1st-time?_amp=true

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02 de noviembre de 2019

Frogs “Toughed Out” Woolsey Fires.

Night surveys show a small number of threatened California red-legged frogs were able to tough out the Woolsey fire and subsequent mudslides but habitat may be unsuitable for breeding for years.

https://messengermountainnews.com/news/frogs-toughed-out-woolsey-fires/

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09 de octubre de 2019

California Agency Recommends Protecting Yellow-legged Frog Under State’s Endangered Species Act.

SACRAMENTO— The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended California Endangered Species Act protections for five populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The frog has disappeared from more than half of its former California range.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/california-agency-recommends-protecting-yellow-legged-frog-under-states-endangered-species-act-2019-10-09/

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08 de octubre de 2019

Endangered 160-pound green sea turtle with fishing hook lodged near stomach released into wild along San Gabriel River.

A team from Aquarium of the Pacific, with the help of lifeguard area supervisor Corey Westmoreland, releases a 160-pound rehabilitated female green sea turtle in Seal Beach, CA on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The turtle was rescued a month ago when it was found dehydrated with a fishing hook lodged in its esophagus near the stomach, officials said.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/10/08/endangered-160-pound-green-sea-turtle-with-fishing-hook-lodged-near-stomach-released-into-wild-along-san-gabriel-river/amp/

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02 de octubre de 2019

The States Where It's Illegal to Kill Snakes.

This one is a bit surprising. We'd expect the laws to be strict in the Golden State, but if anything, they're some of the most lenient in the U.S.

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/the-states-where-its-illegal-to-kill-snakes/amp/

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01 de octubre de 2019

Chico remains safe haven for giant garter snake.

Giant garter snakes enjoy a safe and healthy habitat in Chico and parts of Butte County, but these reptiles are currently listed as threatened by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and could soon be placed on the endangered species list.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/14/chico-remains-safe-haven-for-giant-garter-snake/amp/

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